Trump said in a statement issued by the White House on Friday that the United States will apply customs tariffs of 25% on imports of Chinese goods worth 50 billion dollars.
The US president pointed out that the United States' tendency to impose tariffs is due to China stealing intellectual and technological property in addition to Beijing's unfair trade practices.
Trump said the Chinese goods that will be affected by this measure are those that contain important industrial technologies.
The president of the United States said his country would implement additional tariffs on Beijing if China were to take reprisals, such as imposing new tariffs on US goods and services or agricultural products.
During the statement, Trump Trump pointed out that the trade situation between Washington and Beijing is very unfair but stressed the importance of relations between the two countries.
In a quick response to the US administration's decision, China's Ministry of Commerce said, "We will immediately take tax measures of the same size and the same force," according to CNBC.
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